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Legal Statutes: Rhode Island

UPDATED May 25, 2017

Rhode Island Statutes

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Chapter 29. Domestic Violence Prevention Act

back to top12-29-4.1. Speedy trial

In any action under this chapter, the court and the attorney general's office shall take appropriate action to ensure a speedy trial to minimize the length of time the victim must endure the stress of involvement in the proceeding. In ruling on any motion or request for a delay or continuance of proceedings, the court shall consider any adverse impact the delay or continuance may have on the well-being of the victim. This provision establishes a right to a speedy trial to the victim and shall not be construed as creating any additional rights for, or diminishing any rights of the defendant.
History: P.L. 2005, ch. 92, § 1; P.L. 2005, ch. 105, § 1.